Civil and Workplace Rights

Working for the freedom from employment discrimination and the right of working families to fair pay, job safety, secure retirements and affordable health care have been goals fundamental to the union movement, which has long partnered with the civil rights and women’s movements and, more recently, with the LGBTQ community.

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Feb 16, 2024 | News Story

Across this nation, there were celebrations in honor of Black History Month throughout February. It’s a time not only to celebrate, but to educate, writes Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd in an Amsterdam News OpEd.

Feb 6, 2024 | News Story

The New York City Labor Movement welcomes FIFA's announcement that the 2026 Men’s World Cup final will be held in New York/New Jersey. The nation’s greatest and most diverse workforce stands ready to welcome fans to the world’s biggest game.

Jan 11

The 2024 AFL-CIO's MLK Jr. Civil and Human Rights conference in Memphis will occur at a crucial moment for the labor and civil rights movements, as workers across the country are organizing at historic rates for dignity, respect and justice, both on the job and in our communities.

Dec 26, 2023 | News Story

This year, the whole world watched as workers across New York City and across the country came together in an unprecedented wave of activism and solidarity.

Dec 15, 2023 | News Story

Climate Jobs New York's Carbon Free & Healthy Schools campaign hosted a group of labor leaders, union members, and elected officials on a tour of P.S.

Oct 27

Through November 2: Season 12 of the Workers Unite Film Festival kicks off Friday, October 27th to November 12th. Catch 50-plus films live at Cinema Village theater (22 East 12th St) from 10/27-11/2, with a selection of films available online 11/3-11/10.

Nov 8

Wednesday, November 8, 6 -7:30PM: Please join the New York Labor History Association and the Tamiment Library and Robert F.

Oct 13, 2023 | News Story

Nearly 113 years after the tragedy, the long-awaited public memorial to the victims and legacy of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was dedicated Wednesday in front of a crowd numbering in the thousands at th

Oct 11, 2023 | Press Release

NEW YORK, October 11, 2023—Nearly 113 years after the tragedy, the long-awaited public memorial to the victims and legacy of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire will today be dedicated at the s

Oct 6, 2023 | News Story

On October 5, we recognized Latina Equal Pay Day, marking the symbolic date to which Latinas have to work—almost 22 months—to catch up to what their white, non-Hispanic male co-workers earned in 2022 alone.